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Product Page - Settings Tab

December 23, 2019 • 3 min reading

This section is where you’ll start your initial set up on the product page.  Information on this page will be embedded into the BIMobject BIM models and can be updated through our BIMobject app (Visit BIMobject.com for more information about our apps)

  1. Name - name of the product on the product page.  (Keyword searchable) (mandatory field)

  2. Content Type - this defines the type of product page you are creating.  This was specified in the initial screen when creating a new product page.  There are several types you can choose from and you can change your selection later if you want.  We’ll cover a few of the most common options. (filterable through search) (mandatory field) 

    1. Assembly - this means that there are different products from different manufacturers that form a system.  The “system” is what the product page is focused on and all the downloadable models will be of that system.
    2. Documentation - this means that there are only documents on this product page available for download.  BIM models, 2D & 3D models are not available on these types of pages. One possible use for a document page is when there are multiple “Single Objects” type product pages that reference the same documents among all of them.  You can create a documentation product page which contains all the common document files and add the link of that product page to all of the “Single Object” pages, so that if there is an update to any of the documents you only need to update the documents product page.
    3. Object or Single Object - this means that product page only focuses on 1 product and must contain at least one BIM file associated with that product.  This is typically the most common type used
    4. Showcase - this type of product page represents a group of individual products from the same manufacturer and doesn’t necessarily have to form a system.  This could be used to group different individual products from the same family on the same page.

  3. Represented Articles - this is a numeric value to show how many different types of products there are in the BIM file.  For example, if a pump had 4 different size motor configuration and they were each represented as a variation within the same BIM file then the number of represented articles would be 4.(mandatory field but completed by BIMobject)

  4. BIMobject Category - predefined list of product categories that you select to best represent your product. (mandatory field) (filterable through search)

  5. Family / Group - similar to the BIMobject Category except that the manufacturer can customize this field.  For example, if your product is a fridge, the closest BIMobject Category would be “Kitchen / Appliance” but a manufacturer can create a family / group called “Kitchen Appliance / Refrigerator”. (mandatory field)

  6. Width - the width can be shown in either mm or inches. If your product is not static in measurements, leave it blank.

  7. Height - the height can also be shown in either mm or inches. If the product isn't static in measurements, simply leave it blank.

  8. Depth - the depth can be shown in either mm or inches. And, as with the above, you can just leave this field blank if the product is not static in measurements

  9. Weight - This is a measurement that can be shown in either kgs or lbs. Leave it blank if the product is not static in measurements.

  10. Unique Reference / Permalink - The unique reference can be described as the single most important parameter of your product. As the name suggests, it is what makes every product unique and identifiable in the BIMobject Cloud. It also plays a crucial part in updating, as it is needed to ensure that your model, once downloaded, remains up-to-date on the user's end, should you make any changes to it on the platform. The unique reference forms the link between product page and BIM object that is used for adding parameters to the object. Changing the unique reference, or permalink, once it's been created, has a great deal of undesirable consequences, and should be avoided to the furthest extent - we don’t recommend that you change the permalink once the product page has been published.  This value should not have any spaces (instead use _ ) or uppercase letter, example: name123_456  (mandatory field)

  11. Design Country - Country where product was designed.  This is selectable from the drop down menu.

  12. Manufacture Country - Country where the product is manufactured.  This is selectable from the drop down menu.

  13. Region Set - a defined list of countries where this product is made available.  Pick the appropriate set from the drop down list. If region sets are missing, you can create a new one by selecting the “Region Set” menu in the brand navigation menu.  Consult the manufacturer for list of countries. Note: To create a region set you must have a brand administrator or product manager role. Please contact the brand administrator if that is not you.  (filterable through search).  Learn how to create region sets here

  14. Publish Date - is the date that the product page goes “live” (gets published)

  15. Status - identifies the status of the pages with the following:
    1. Unpublished - product pages are not live
    2. Preview - product pages are visible on the site only to users of that brand
    3. Published - product pages are visible to the public
    4. Archive - product pages which are old and have been taken down

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